• Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III (S3) vs Sony Xperia Z Ultra vs Motorola Nexus 6

Phone Comparison - Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III (S3) vs Sony Xperia Z Ultra vs Motorola Nexus 6

general General Info

Manufacturer Samsung Sony Motorola
Announced May 2012 June 2013 October 2014
Status Available - May 2012 Available - July 2013 Available - November 2014
Colors Blue, White Black, White, Purple Midnight Blue, Cloud White
Form Factor Candybar Candybar Candybar
Dimension 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm
(5.38 x 2.78 x 0.34 in)
179.4 x 92.2 x 6.5 mm
(7.06 x 3.63 x 0.26 in)
159.26 x 82.98 x 10.06 mm
(6.27 x 3.27 x 0.4 in)
Weight 133 g (4.69 oz) 212 g (7.48 oz) 184 g (6.49 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - All Versions GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - All Versions HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 - XT1100
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - XT1103
4G Network LTE (regional) LTE 700 / 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 / 900 - C6806 LTE 700 / 800 / 850 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 / TD-LTE 2500 - XT1100 (Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 19, 20, 28, 41)
LTE 700 / 850 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 TD-LTE 2500 - XT1103 (Bands 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 17, 25, 26, 29, 41)
Messaging SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM
Build Features - - IP58 Certified - Dust and Water-proof
- Water Resistant up to 1 Meter and 30 Minutes
Dual front-facing speakers, Water resistant

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Android OS, v4.2 (Jelly Bean) Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop)
Processor Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9, Exynos 4212 Quad Quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400, Qualcomm MSM8274/MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 Quad-core 2.7 GHz Krait 450, Qualcomm Snapdragon 805
GPU Mali-400MP Adreno 330 Adreno 420
RAM 1 GB 2 GB 3 GB
Internal Memory 16/32/64 GB storage 16 GB 32/64 GB
External Memory microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 64 GB No

display Display

Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen Capacitive touchscreen AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Colors 16M colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 4.8 inches 6.44 inches 5.96 inches
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels (306 ppi) 1080 x 1920 pixels (342 ppi) 1440 x 2560 pixels (493 ppi)
Screen-to-Body Ratio 65.84% 69.15% 74.05%
Multi-Touch yes yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes yes
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS Stereo FM radio with RDS No
Games Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels 8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels
Flash LED flash LED flash Dual-LED Flash
Features Auto focus, Simultaneous HD Video And Image Recording, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, Image Stabilization Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Image Stabilization, HDR, Sweep Panorama Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, Photo Sphere, HDR, Dual Recording, OIS
Video Yes, 1080p@30fps Yes, 1080p@30fps, video stabilization, HDR 2160p@30fps, optical stabilization
Front Camera Yes, 1.9 MP, 720p@30fps [Similar] Yes, 2 MP, 1080p@30fps [Similar] 2 MP, 720p [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 - 48 kbps Up to 107 kbps Yes
Edge Class 12 Up to 296 kbps Yes
3G HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL
Bluetooth Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, EDR Yes, v4.0 with A2DP v4.0, A2DP
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go microUSB v2.0 (SlimPort), USB Host, USB On-the-go
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Browser HTML, Adobe Flash HTML5 HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 16/32/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM 16 GB, 2 GB RAM 32/64 GB, 3 GB RAM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 64 GB microSD, up to 64 GB No
USB OTG Supported Supported Supported

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported
Proximity Sensor proximity sensor present proximity sensor present proximity sensor present
Accelerometer Sensor accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present
NFC NFC supported NFC supported NFC supported

battery Battery

Type Standard battery, Li-Ion Non-removable Li-Ion Battery Non-removable Li-Po battery
Capacity 2100 mAh 3050 mAh 3220 mAh
Stand by Up to 830Hr (2G)/up to 770Hr hours (3G) Up to 790 h (2G)
Up to 820 h (3G)
Up to 330 h
Talk Time Up to 1350Min (2G)/up to 700Min hours (3G) Up to 14 h (2G)
Up to 16 h (3G)
Up to 24 h